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Marc Blitzstein

Marcus Samuel Blitzstein, was an American composer, lyricist, and librettist. He won national attention in 1937 when his pro-union musical The Cradle Will Rock, directed by Orson Welles, was shut down by the Works Progress Administration. He is known for The Cradle Will Rock and for his Off-Broadway translation/adaptation of The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill. His works also include the opera Regina, an adaptation of... Read More

BornMarcus Samuel Blitzstein
March 2, 1905
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DiedJanuary 22, 1964 (aged 58)
Martinique
OccupationComposer, lyricist, librettist
Years active1926–1964
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